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in·struc·tion

 (ĭn-strŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act, practice, or profession of instructing: math instruction.
2.
a. Imparted knowledge: We sought further instruction in a more advanced class.
b. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge: The judge gave the jury an instruction in how the law defines an accomplice.
3.
a. often instructions An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order: had instructions to be home by midnight.
b. instructions Detailed directions about how to do something: read the instructions for assembly.
4. Computers A sequence of bits that tells a central processing unit to perform a particular operation and can contain data to be used in the operation.

in·struc′tion·al adj.

instructions

(ɪnˈstrʌkʃənz)
pl n
1. directions, orders, or recommended rules for guidance, use, etc
2. (Law) law the facts and details relating to a case given by a client to his solicitor or by a solicitor to a barrister with directions to conduct the case: to take instructions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instructions - a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate itinstructions - a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
manual - a small handbook
Translations
pokyny
instruktioner
ohjeet
instructionsmode d’emploi
upute
指示
지시
instruktioner
คำแนะนำสั่งสอน
chỉ dẫn

instructions

تَعلِيمَاتٌ pokyny instruktioner Anweisungen οδηγίες instrucciones ohjeet instructions upute istruzioni 指示 지시 instructies instruksjoner instrukcje instruções инструкции instruktioner คำแนะนำสั่งสอน talimatlar chỉ dẫn 说明
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Jo laughed noiselessly all through the hall, but Amy looked disgusted at the failure of her instructions, and very naturally laid the blame upon Jo.
With an absurd air of impor- tance he talked aloud, giving instructions, making comments on life.
She had received instructions from both the men and women; in some instances from the children.
The truce still existed, and with a roll and beat of the drum, and covered by a little white flag, Duncan left the sally-port, within ten minutes after his instructions were ended.
Hepzibah obeyed these instructions, as if nothing else were to be done or thought of.
Among the musical disciples who assembled, one evening in each week, to receive his instructions in psalmody, was Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer.
The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
Jurgis had given them so many instructions and warned them against so many perils, that the women were quite pale with fright, and even the imperturbable delicatessen vender, who prided himself upon being a businessman, was ill at ease.
The fact was, that Tom's home-yearnings had become so strong that he had begged a sheet of writing-paper of Eva, and, mustering up all his small stock of literary attainment acquired by Mas'r George's instructions, he conceived the bold idea of writing a letter; and he was busy now, on his slate, getting out his first draft.
But it never occurred to one of them to reflect that if I was such a wonderful necro- mancer as I was pretending to be, I ought not to need salves or instructions, or charms against enchantments, and, least of all, arms and armor, on a foray of any kind -- even against fire-spouting dragons, and devils hot from perdition, let alone such poor adversaries as these I was after, these commonplace ogres of the back settlements.
We had a skilled trainer, and under his instructions we were getting our legs in the right condition for the contemplated pedestrian tours; we were well satisfied with the progress which we had made in the German language,
But, as it was, she only learned, from some very significant looks, how far their penetration, founded on Margaret's instructions, extended.

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